Plant Breeders and Geneticists Seeding Solutions. How Did Dan Barber Get It So Wrong?

By: Wayne Gale, incoming chair of the American Seed Trade Association and Stokes Seeds president and CEO By now, I’m sure most of...

Communicate. Engage. Change.

As an industry, ISF looks to create a better world for all the players on the field. Certainty is hard to come...

10 Reasons You Should Look Forward to the Future

Ah, the good old days! Everything was better back then! Or was it? Surveys show that in many countries, a majority...

The Seed Chain in the Americas: Looking Toward a New Meeting

When asked “What’s new?” I always have to stop and pause. If you’ve asked me this and wondered why the pause, it’s not because of a lack...

NAFTA Demolition Better for PBI

Only time will tell if the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will reduce trade tensions. On Nov. 30, 2018, trade tensions between the United States...

Getting Down to the Nitty-Gritty

While there’s a lot of work to be done, the ISF committees are getting down and dirty to find solutions for the seed industry. 

Blake Curtis and John Duesing Receive ASTA Lifetime Honorary Member Award

The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) recognized Blake Curtis of Curtis & Curtis Inc. and John Duesing of Corteva Agriscience with its Lifetime Honorary Member Award during the Policy...

Will Transitioning From Public to Private for Overseas Aid Work?

Inspired after reading "The Coming Famine," Anthony Leddin, an Australian plant breeder, set out to make a difference. Plant Breeders Without Borders encourages plant breeders and...

Checks and Balances: Ensuring a Safe Food Supply For All!

Many of us are relieved now that the 2019 tax filing season is over, but tax season doesn’t end for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The IRS...
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Michael Kantar on how Netflix is Changing Plant Breeding

Michael Kantar sits down with Seed World's Marc Zienkiewicz to talk about his work at the University of Hawaii, how technologies like Netflix are changing plant breeding,...

Seed World Names Emily Combs Ziemke 2019 Future Giant

Poised to make a significant contribution to the science and business of seeds, Emily Combs Ziemke of Corteva Agriscience was recognized by Seed World as the 2019...

Know a Super Worker? Nominate Them as a Future Giant of the Seed Industry!

It’s that time of the year again — yes, it's planting season again, but along with planting comes with the time to recognize early-career individuals who are...

Seed Piracy Hurts All of the Seed Industry

In 2014, the seed industry was stunned by the news of theft of corn germplasm from production fields in Iowa and Illinois, by Chinese nationals trying to...

The OECD Seed Schemes

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development offers an inside look at how seed schemes are helping facilitate import and export of seed in order to help the industry...

Get an Early Start on Reclaiming Fields from Resistant Weeds

Iowa soybean farmer Jon Freese is sold on the importance of early-season weed control, especially now that he’s witnessed the effectiveness of Bayer Crop Science’s XtendiMax® herbicide with VaporGrip...

Can Underutilized Crops Save the World?

Did you know that more than 70% of the world’s calories are produced from four crop species? Our food system hinges on corn, wheat, rice and soybean....
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How Shawn Kaeppler Went from Dairy Cattle Judging to Plant Breeding

Shawn Kaeppler, agronomy professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and recent winner of the National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) Lifetime Achievement Award, talks with Marc Zienkiewicz about...

Jerry Flint: Diversity Paves the Way for Progress

He didn’t realize it at the time, but the rural Ohio farm Jerry Flint grew up on provided experience and perspective that still serves him today.  Farms in the 1970s...

It’s a Labor of Love

Looking to make an impact on the world, Emily Combs Ziemke jumped in head first to learn about plant breeding. Now, as the 2019 Future Giant,...
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That’s My Proprietary Seed!

With my position as executive director of the Seed Innovation and Protection Alliance (SIPA), I have the privilege to attend a wide range of seed industry meetings. It never...